Lloyd Stewart-Patterson - 2011
Mr. Stewart-Patterson enjoyed a distinguished 35 year career in the surety industry until his retirement in December 2008. He began his surety career as an underwriter trainee with the Aetna Casualty and Surety Company in 1974 in Toronto. Over the next 23 years, he rose through the underwriting ranks with four surety firms until being appointed National Vice President of Surety for Zurich Canada. Mr. Stewart-Patterson moved to the brokerage side of the industry in 1997 when he joined AON Reed Stenhouse and he there remained until his retirement.
Over the course of his career, he provided a strong presence in industry affairs serving on both the Ontario and National Committees of the Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) prior to the formation of SAC.
Mr. Stewart-Patterson played a key role in the founding and establishment of the Surety Association of Canada in 1992 and was a charter member of the “Gang of Five” renegades who set out to separate surety from its insurance cousins. He was instrumental in convincing the Insurance Bureau of Canada to cease its practice of assessing its members on their surety writings which cleared the way for IBC members to join our new organization and allowed SAC to get off to a healthy start.